By Admin. Updated 7:07 p.m., Tuesday, December 21, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Some 38 students will benefit from full-funded scholarships courtesy Rotary Club of St. Vincent South and Rotary Club of St Vincent.
The total value of the scholarship donation to the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Community College – SVGCC is one hundred and forty-four thousand, two hundred and fifteen Eastern Caribbean Dollars.
According to the SVGCC, In the first phase of the initiative, 20 scholarships valued at $123,040, will be awarded to female students who reside in the heavily affected La Soufriere “Red Zone” areas who are pursuing Associate Degrees in Agricultural Science & Entrepreneurship, Architecture & Building Construction Technology, Automotive Repairs, Electrical Engineering Technology, or Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Technology.
“Following the April 2021 eruption of LaSoufriere volcano the Rotary Clubs embarked on this initiative in hopes of empowering females by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel and compete in traditionally male-dominated skilled areas,” the SVGCC said.
“In looking to also provide assistance to male students phase two of the initiative will see 18 males from the Red Zone receiving scholarships, valued at $21, 175, to pursue studies in the Electrical Installation certificate programme,” the college added.
Director of the SVGCC, Nigel Scott, accepted the funds at the handing over ceremony held at Paradise Beach Hotel on Friday 17th December, 2021.